Expert to begin evaluating SC computer systems

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- State officials say a three-year effort to evaluate and upgrade computer security systems at state agencies should begin in March.

Budget and Control Board director Marcia Adams said Tuesday the yet-to-be hired contractor will be asked to start with three agencies and issue recommendations by May 1 that include cost estimates. The report would come in time for budget discussions in the Senate.

Adams says her agency is collecting proposals and hopes to hire a contractor March 5.

That will be nearly six months after a cyber-thief stole the personal data of millions of taxpayers from Department of Revenue computer servers. The state hired Mandiant to immediately address the issues at that agency.

Gov. Nikki Haley says the consultant is needed to help officials upgrade data security across state government.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188903911